Boston, MA (May 26, 2005)–Thomson Course Technology has released Pro Tools Overdrive!, a book on Pro Tools designed to guide semi-experienced and experienced Pro Tools users to more effective and more successful sessions–whether producing, recording, composing, mixing, editing, or creating sound for film.
With coverage on the latest 6.7 version, this practical guide provides power tip after power tip, gleaned from the author’s experience as a Pro Tools power user. The book’s nonlinear format enables readers to benefit without having to start at the beginning and read through to the end. Instead, readers can pull useful tips and techniques from any chapter and immediately apply them to their work. Equally useful for musicians, dance mixers, post engineers, and sound designers, Pro Tools Overdrive! contains a thorough table of contents, easy to browse chapter and tip headings, and a complete index, making it an ideal tool to reference again and again.
“My clients never simply sit back and listen,” said author Matt Donner, “they always peer over my shoulder to see how I made that really fast edit or what key-command I just used. Now, I simply point them to the right chapter and off they go. High-level users will appreciate some of the tips from other Pro Tools experts with experience from places such as George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch and Dolby Labs. Mid-level users will learn quickly through the simple language and real-world application examples.” Donner added, “Use these tips in your day-to-day sessions and they’ll soon become your own skills for better productions.”
Over the course of his career, Donner has used Pro Tools on Sundance feature films as well as hundreds of records. Currently one of the only Certified Pro Tools instructors in San Francisco, Donner teaches hundreds of students annually at the school he co-founded, Pyramind (www.pyramind.com). He released a solo album in 2002 called Donner, Party of One.
Available now online and in bookstores everywhere, Pro Tools Overdrive! is one of the first in a series of Overdrive! books launching this year. Overdrive! rounds out Thomson Course Technology PTR’s music technology series as the advanced level offering, with the Ignite! series for beginners, and the Power! series for intermediates. Visit www.courseptr.com/musictech to view the current and upcoming titles.
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